Used cooking oil (UCO) is generated from many segments of the food industry, including supermarkets, fast food chains, restaurants and small corner stores that offer fried foods. Many food manufacturers also generate UCO-producing products for consumers. Large manufacturers that utilize cooking oil in their process store the UCO in internal vessels or tanks with a capacity of 300 gallons or more. This type of storage system has become very popular due to enhanced safety and sanitary requirements. The enhanced safety requirements minimize incidents of theft, while the additional sanitary requirements can increase financial returns.
Used Cooking Oil Storage Equipment
Mopac provides a range of options for product storage and safety. Standard used cooking oil storage equipment (for external placement at the rear of an establishment) includes 55 gallon drums and 250 or 300 gallon tanks. All containers are designed to be theft proof and should be locked at all times for safety.